You could pay nothing on capital gains taxes by using a 1031 exchange. It’s where you use that money from the sale of your previous home, including the gains, to buy another house for the same price or one that’s more expensive. You can continuously do this strategy until you die. Then the capital gains will be forgiven.
So you could use that 250k into another home and not pay the capital gains taxes on it yet. Beware you will have to do this strategy again when you sell the next house. Just keep repeating it until you’re dead.
If you choose to do this, you have 45 calendar days to identify new properties from the sale of your house. Then you have 180 days to close on the new property.